Assurance. Security. Confidence. These are words that describe what all Christians desire. We want to be sure that we really are God’s children. We desire to have the confidence that we are a part of God’s elect. We want to know that we truly have eternal life. Christians want the confidence to say that we will have the great promises given from God.
We are not much different from the earliest Christians. They also wanted assurance. They wanted confidence. In the book of 2 Peter, Peter provides this type of confidence. He tells readers that they can make their election sure. He gives them a promise that they will never stumble. How?
By adding what our commonly called the Christian graces. Peter writes:
Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.